This is a jump rope rhyme in Maori and English. The italicized words at the beginning of each line are different days of the week in Maori, starting with Monday.

You can find the Maori words spelled with their accents in the Song Notes.


Days of the Week in Maori

Rāhina – Monday
Rātu – Tuesday,
Rāapa – Wednesday,
Rāpare – Thursday,
Rāmere – Friday
Rāhoroi – Saturday
Rātapu – Sunday

Hear the days of the week in Maori pronounced here.